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Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for "Fort La Play Porte Redesign and Rebuild" Project


Crowdfunding-Campaign-Launched-for-Fort-La-Play-Porte-Redesign-and-Rebuild-Project-2019La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crownfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department, La Porte Park Foundation and Fort La Play Porte Renovation Steering Committee.

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Hammond Sportsplex Welcomes Community to Ring in the Season with Santa

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Hammond’s newest attraction threw open its doors, welcoming parents and children from around the area for a special opportunity: the chance to meet face-to-face with a special someone who is very much in demand this time of year, the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!

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Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza

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An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and...

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City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department Announces 2018 Fall Ball Registration Continues


La-Porte-ParksThe City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department announced today 2018 Fall Ball registration continue at the Park Office at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte.

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Washington Park Lifeguard Hours Change


mc-parksThe Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning the week of Monday, August 13th, 2018, lifeguards will NO LONGER be on duty at Washington Park beach during the weekdays. They WILL continue to be on duty on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend from 10am-6pm.

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Pulaski County and Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc. Lights Up the Past at the 41st Annual Power Weekend

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The amount of history embedded in and around Northwest Indiana is easy to forget thanks to our proximity to Chicago– but some organizations, like Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc., are dedicated to preserving and highlighting the people and machines that helped make Indiana what it is today. This weekend, Power from the Past hosted their annual Power Weekend at Winamac Town Park, a small peninsula nestled in by Pulaski County’s Tippecanoe River.

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking


city-of-hammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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City of Whiting Introduces Pop Ups in the Park for Local Vendors

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Whiting and Robertsdale businesses will have an exciting opportunity this summer! Starting May 28th, the City of Whiting will have Pop Ups in the Park, a chance for area businesses to set up shop along the beautiful lakefront and sell their goods to the community.

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The Edison Park Groundbreaking Kicks Off the Re-Creation of Hammond Parks

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On Tuesday afternoon, city officials and engaged citizens gathered at what appeared to be nothing more than a construction zone. The event, however, was a groundbreaking hosted by Hammond Mayor McDermott and the Hammond Parks Department, the 4th District Councilman William Emerson, and the Hammond Board of Parks Commissioners. The end result will be on an impressive renovation and revitalization of Edison Park.

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La Porte Groundbreaking Marks the Beginning of a New Era for Clarke Park

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Classic rock, emitting from a small speaker safely stowed behind the backstop, pumped up players and fans alike on this bright-but-brisk Saturday morning. But this was no ordinary JV baseball pre-game. The crowd was gathered not just to cheer on their team, but to celebrate the groundbreaking of what will become Jeff DeCamp Field at Clarke Park.

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